Omaha Veterans Job Fair

CHI Health Center

455 North 10th Street

Omaha, NE 68102

Omaha Veterans Job Fair

May 16, 2019 11:00 AM May 16, 2019 3:00 PM
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Employer Packages

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  • Exhibitor

    $1,295

    • Exhibition Booth
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • * $795 special for certified small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
    • * $595 special for veteran-owned small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
    • * $795 special for local public safety organizations
    • * $995 special for US Government Entities
  • Targeted

    $1,795

    • Exhibition Booth ($1,295 value)
    • 2 Representatives
    • Pre-event Targeted Email
      ($995 value)
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • * $1,395 special for US Government Entities
  • Branding

    $3,495

    • Exhibition Booth ($1,295 value)
    • 4 Representatives
    • ½-page Ad in Search & Employ® ($1,995 value)
    • An Ad in our Monthly “VetTen” Email ($1,595 value)
    • Featured in Pre-Event Marketing ($500 value)
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide
    • * $2,795 special for US Government Entities

Educator Packages

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For multiple event discounts, call 800-226-0841

  • Educator

    $1,795

    • Exhibition Booth
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in Exhibitors Guide

At a Veteran Job Fair, you can begin the selection process with what is normally one of the final stages of a face-to-face meeting with the candidate. We present these events in cooperation with leading corporations, news media, industry associations, veterans organizations, and government agencies. All Veteran Job Fairs take place in major military markets. To attract job candidates to the fairs, we promote the events intensively to our huge database of registered candidates, and we run display ads in major newspapers in the areas where they will take place.

Why Hire Veterans?

If you are not familiar with hiring veterans, we would like to share three reasons why military personnel will make great employees for your organization:

  • Well-trained. Veterans possess skills that are critical for an organization to succeed. They are trained to be mission-oriented and to work as a team. They possess critical skills for organizational success including discipline, responsibility, respect, and unparalleled work ethic.
  • Skills that overlap. Veterans have been trained in specific skills that greatly overlap civilian work. Whether driving an 18-wheel tractor-trailer or leading an organization in an executive position, the military provides people with the training to be successful in trades, as well as the experience and conditioning required for management positions.
  • Diverse backgrounds. The military employs a highly diverse workforce. Approximately 45% of our candidates are women and/or ethnic minorities, enabling you to connect with skilled and diverse candidates through our events.

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Venue Information

  • Exhibitor set up is between 9:00am and 10:30am.

  • Exhibitors with rolling items may not enter through the front Convention Center entrance but must, instead enter through the Loading Dock on the side of the convention center opposite Lot B and the Hilton and Marriott hotels.

  • No food or beverages will be permitted to be brought into the convention center by any exhibitor or any other entity without prior written authorization. This includes product samples. If you import products without written authorization, you will be asked to remove them from the show floor. This includes traffic promoters such as bottled water, popcorn, candy, etc.

  • The Job Fair will take place in the Junior Ballroom. If using the front Convention Center entrances, proceed to the escalator or elevator to the 2nd Floor. The Junior Ballroom is located on the 2nd floor on the East side of the building. Signage will also help direct you to the room.

  • Coffee will be available at 9:00am in Meeting Room 201 marked with "RecruitMilitary Exhibitors Only" signage.

  • The Exhibitors lunch will be served in Meeting Room 201 marked with "RecruitMilitary Exhibitors Only" signage.

  • Clients requiring access to electric should contact RecruitMilitary in advance to make payment and should bring their own power strip and extension cords. Without prior notification and payment, there is no guarantee electric will be provided.

Shipping Instructions

Exhibitors are asked to ship items into and out of their hotel or to a local shipping office. Note, there is a FedEx business center across the street/skybridge at the Hilton.

Parking Information

  • Surface lot parking is available in Lots B and D. Lot B is closer and is located directly across from CHI Health Center. Parking rate at time of posting was $8 per car, but is subject to change.

  • Exhibitors with rolling items may not enter through the front Convention Center entrance but must, instead enter through the Loading Dock on the side of the convention center opposite Lot B and the Hilton and Marriott hotels.

  • Note, if you are traveling from out of town, several hotels within walking distance of CHI Health Center (across the street or one block away) offer complimentary airport shuttle.

The Hire More Heroes Act is misguided. There is no veterans’ unemployment crisis.

“Americans may be shocked to learn that there is no veterans’ unemployment crisis. The unemployment rate in 2014 for post-9/11 veterans was 7.2 percent, the lowest level in seven years of tracking these veterans. ”

What Government Should Actually Do To Support Veterans' Employment

“The latest crisis at the Department of Veterans Affairs has called into question again the proper role of government in the care of our veterans. Whereas healthcare is clearly in shambles, veterans’ employment is another realm in which well-meaning government involvement has been inefficient at best and ineffective or counterproductive at worst. ”

Employment and Returning Veterans

“Peter Gudmundsson talked about the availability of jobs for returning service members.”

Beyond Altruism

“Among the fondest memories Peter Gudmundsson ’85 has of his three years as an active-duty U.S. Marine officer was the time in 1987 when, off the coast of Vietnam, he stood on the deck of a U.S. Navy ship looking up at the Soviet planes flying overhead. What was particularly memorable, he says, was not the plane flying overhead, but the reaction of the men in his platoon”

Money For Lunch

“Money for Lunch host Bert Martinez interviewed Peter Gudmundsson. Discussed veteran hiring.”

Helping veterans overcome job search challenges

“Mike Rollins is featured on America Now. Recently, America Now visited a RecruitMilitary job fair held at the Hurst Conference Center in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. ”

TN veterans face tough battle to find employment

“By Naomi Snyder Terry Pack was an aircraft mechanic serving in the Army in Iraq, spending two of the last six years in combat overseas. Now that he's done his service for the country, he can't even get a job doing oil changes at Sears. "It's tough,'' said the unemployed Clarksville veteran, who was honorably discharged in January. "I've been looking for any job." A congressional hea...”

Veterans and Jobs

“Matt Murphy, RecruitMilitary's Senior VP of Business Development and Sales is a guest on Washington Journal to talk about a recent report that shows the jobless rate for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is over eleven percent. He talks about connecting employers, educational institutions, and franchisors to veterans because of their character, skills and training, diversity, and securi...”

When attendees registered for the Omaha Veterans Job Fair, we asked them to let us know what fields they are interested in. The table below is a breakdown of those interests.

Interest Attendee Count Percentage
Government 16 51%
Management/Supervision 14 45%
Education / Training 11 35%
Human Resources 11 35%
Business / Strategic Management 11 35%
Administrative / Clerical 9 29%
Quality Assurance / Safety 9 29%
Marketing / Product Management 8 25%
Project / Program Management 8 25%
Medical / Health 8 25%
Customer Support / Client Care 8 25%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 8 25%
Law Enforcement / Security 6 19%
IT / Software Development 5 16%
Sales / Business Development 5 16%
Editorial / Writing 4 12%
Food Services / Hospitality 4 12%
Construction / Trades 3 9%
Electronics 3 9%
Other 3 9%
Retail 3 9%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 3 9%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 3 9%
Creative / Design 3 9%
Aviation / Aerospace 2 6%
Manufacturing / Operations 2 6%
Field Service 2 6%
Biotech / R&D / Science 1 3%
Engineering 1 3%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 1 3%
Part-time 1 3%
RecruitMilitary has held 5 events in Omaha, drawing 577 attendees and 136 exhibitors.

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